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Kansas Teacher Saves Choking Fourth-Grader »

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(AP) — A Kansas fourth-grader says she thought she was going to die before her teacher saved her from choking on a mint. The episode happened Thursday at the elementary school in the town of Grandview Plaza, located just east of Junction City. Grandview Elementary teacher Stephanie Chabon (chuh-BAWN’) was about to administer a state […]

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Amber Alert Canceled »

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  2:54p.m.    An Amber Alert for a missing 8-month-old girl has been canceled after the baby was found safe at a hospital in Grove, OK. The Child’s father is still missing.   9:30 a.m. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the suspects in this Amber Alert may be heading to Kansas The suspects are driving a […]

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Saline County Commissioner’s Racial Slur Featured On The Daily Show (VIDEO) »

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Saline County Commissioner Jim Gile’s racial slur was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, Thursday night. Reference to Gile’s comment is featured at 2:38. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook

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Governor Signs Eight More Bills Into Law Thursday, Vetoes One »

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Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed eight bills into law Thursday, bringing the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2013 Legislative Session to 76. He also vetoed one bill, Senate Bill 37. SB 37 would have repealed the sunset of the Kansas Home Inspectors Professional Competence and Financial Responsibility Act […]

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Kansas Woman To Stand Trial In Honor Flight Theft »

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(AP) – A Great Bend woman who ran a group that flew World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., has been bound over for trial on two felony counts of theft by deception. LaVeta Miller pleaded not guilty Wednesday after a lengthy preliminary hearing that began in March but had to be continued because of […]

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Kansas Woman Charged With Selling Fake Designer Merchandise »

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(AP) — A Wichita store owner has been charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. A criminal complaint in federal court accuses Glenda Sue Morgan of trafficking in fraudulent merchandise at her business, The Fabulous Store. Prosecutors allege Morgan was selling handbags, wallets, sunglasses and jewelry bearing trademark designs and names but which were not manufactured […]

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Kansas Pastor Accused Of Stalking Faces Hearing »

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(AP) — A pastor accused of stalking the woman who opened an abortion clinic in Wichita is expected to be in court. The allegations against Mark Holick stem from a move by an abortion-rights group, Trust Women Foundation, to open a clinic offering abortions and other medical services. It opened earlier this month in the […]

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Teen Arrested After Class Stabbing »

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(AP) — A Salina middle school student has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed another boy with an awl during a class. Lt. Scott Siemsen of the Salina Police Department says the 13-year-old boy is accused of causing a puncture wound when he stabbed the other boy’s shoulder with the awl during a technology […]

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Kansas Man, 95, Who Works At Car Dealership Honored »

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(AP) — A 95-year-old man who works at a Dodge City car dealership is among several older workers honored this week by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Glenn Mauch, who was honored as the oldest worker, has worked for Dodge City’s Lopp Motors for more than 70 years. The Dodge City Globe reports that Mauch […]

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Policinski: How not to protect religious liberty »

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By Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment Here’s a quick primer on a recent proposal by two North Carolina legislators to permit the state to designate a official religion: First, the North Carolina Speaker of the House effectively killed the proposal one day after it was filed, saying it “will not advance” to a committee […]

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Study: Fewer Kansans Insured Through Employers »

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(AP) – A new report shows a declining percentage of Kansans are getting their health insurance through their employers. The study, released Thursday, was paid for by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which funds health research and programs. Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center found that 64 percent of […]

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Stay Informed: An Agency-By-Agency Guide to Obama’s 2014 Budget »

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(AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2014 that aims to slash the deficit by a net $600 billion over 10 years, raise taxes and trim popular benefit programs, including Social Security and Medicare. The White House claims deficit reductions of $1.8 trillion, but Obama’s proposal would negate more […]

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Wichita’s McConnell Base Wins $500K »

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(AP) — McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is getting a $500,000 award from the Defense Department. McConnell gets the money for finishing as a runner up for a national honor awarded annually to U.S military installations. Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., won the Air Force category and will receive $1?million. McConnell and […]

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